How to Be Creative When You're Not Naturally Creative - Deepstash
1) Start with a morning freewrite.

Instead of jumping right into your projects when you get into the office, block off ten minutes for a digital detox and grab a notebook and paper to just write.

Writing in a more fr...

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2) Take a creative course

If you're the kind of person who prefers guided instruction, taking a creative course could be the right way to direct your creativity.

Creative courses could be anything from creative writin...

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3) Brainstorm while you exercise

If you feel like you’re working your brain hard and still coming out empty-handed , try pushing yourself physically for thirty minutes or so.

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4) Travel to other places.

Expose yourself to an entirely different point of view through a new cultural experience. 

Keeping your sense sharp allows the synapses in your brain to think in new ways.

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5) Channel your inner child.

Children are considered "naturally creative" -- only because they know no limits to their creativity. Channel this mentality, especially when it comes to taking a completely different ...

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6) Join a coworking space.

Two key ways coworking spaces create unique opportunities for creativity: flexibility and autonomy.

The flexibility to control your space to suit your personal preference encourages crea...

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Breaks allow your mind to continue to work on these ideas without getting stuck in a funk where you can’t organize your thoughts.

Make sure to allow yourself to block off designated break se...

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8) Connect with creative people.

Surrounding yourself with people with whom you can share and get feedback on your ideas and opinions is not only good for your creativity, it's good for your career.

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9) Keep a doodle journal at your desk.

Change your routine and grab a pencil and paper to let your ideas free form in a more physical outlet.

A blank sheet of paper or whiteboard may just be the best outlet to allow you to organiz...

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Research shows  there's a strong correlation between humor and creativity. A laugh can actually bring you closer to those moments of inspirati...

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11) Listen to music while you work.

Listening to music can help you focus  on whatever task you're currently doing. It can also put you in a better mood, and even calm your nerves if you're feeling anxious.

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